Your new book, The Pentonville Experiment, is getting some very good feedback. You deal with the issues of addiction and prison in a very sympathetic manner, rather… Read more “Interview with Dr Lewis Owens on The Pentonville Experiment”
The Story of Bo: Abuse, addiction, prison.
Bo’s Story You are eight years old. You have been beaten and humiliated by your stepfather for as long as you can remember. He has moved into… Read more “The Story of Bo: Abuse, addiction, prison.”
Is There Life after Death?
Is There Life After Death? For the purpose of this blog, the context of this elusive question concerns life after prison. Prison is a death sentence for… Read more “Is There Life after Death?”
Reflections of a lifer on the prisons crisis.
‘I grew up in prison’ Derek tells me. Standing around 180 cm with dark green eyes and greying hair he looks quite good for someone whose life… Read more “Reflections of a lifer on the prisons crisis.”
On leaving prison: Michael Irwin’s account
My arch nemesis Governor has to sign me out. He quips, ‘Thank God you’re leaving Michael. Maybe now we can get some peace’. My retort ‘I always… Read more “On leaving prison: Michael Irwin’s account”
Interview with Peter Woolf on his journey into Restorative Justice
Peter Woolf is a very good person who spent many years in prison during a chaotic period in his life. Since turning his life around through restorative… Read more “Interview with Peter Woolf on his journey into Restorative Justice”
A mother in prison: interview with Michaela Booth.
Michaela Booth was sentenced to 4 years in prison for a crime she was found guilty of when she was 19 years old. She was sentenced at… Read more “A mother in prison: interview with Michaela Booth.”
Interview with Penelope Gibbs: An addendum on class.
Class and suffering Penelope Gibbs, ,f I recall correctly, you made a comment at the premiere of Injustice that while class plays an important part in the… Read more “Interview with Penelope Gibbs: An addendum on class.”
Want fewer people in prison? Give (ex) convicts a chance! – by Daniel Morriss
It is almost widely accepted that the UK’s prisons are in a state of crisis. Deaths in custody are at levels completely unjustifiable. Violence – either between… Read more “Want fewer people in prison? Give (ex) convicts a chance! – by Daniel Morriss”
Crime, justice and conceptual problems.
Conceptual frameworks are the underpinning for any line of enquiry. They frame and constrain available options. They are the foundations on which thoughts, ideas and discussions are… Read more “Crime, justice and conceptual problems.”